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Classes, Exams & Research

Classes and Exams

  • As communicated in the President’s update to the community, this fall will be a period of transition as we begin to increase the number of on-campus classes and activities in order to be prepared for a full return to all activities on campus in January 2022.
  • This fall, the majority of classes and exams will be delivered remotely.
  • Some classes that require in-person instruction, such as labs and studios, will be held on campus. This will look different from faculty to faculty. Form of instruction will be communicated by the departments.
  • Check your course outline, D2L course shell or with your instructor regarding exam time and format. You can find more information on the Exams website.
  • If you already have a OneCard, you can use it as identification for online exams.
  • If you do not have one, you can use government-issued identification, showing only your name and photos, and covering the rest of the information. Acceptable identification can be found on the OneCard Office website.
  • The accommodation needs of students remain a top priority. We will continue to support students who require accommodations for exams.
  • Academic Accommodation Support and the Test Centre are providing services remotely. Visit Academic Accommodation Support for more information.
  • See details on the Student Exams page, under the Online Exams and Virtual Proctoring tab.
  • If you have issues logging in to D2L, contact the CCS Helpdesk.
  • If you have any issues during the test or exam (for example, accessing or submitting the exam), contact your professor.
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  • Students who miss an assessment due to cold or flu-like symptoms, or due to self-isolation, are currently not required to provide a health certificate.
  • All other illnesses must continue to provide health documentation.
  • See the Student Guide and Senate Policy 167 on Academic Consideration for more details.
  • If access to required technology is a concern, please raise this with your instructors as soon as possible.
  • Considerations will vary depending on course requirements, but all issues will be taken into account as changes are being implemented.
  • Students with upcoming MRP, thesis, or dissertation defences should contact their Graduate Program Directors to discuss if there will be any adjustment to the timeline or format of their defence.
  • Students are also encouraged to check the Yeates School of Graduate Studies’ COVID-19 website for the latest updates.
  • Pass/fail grades do not change GPAs, which is what probationary status is based upon.

Experiential Learning and Scholarly, Research and Creative Activities

  • The Office of the Vice-President, Research and Innovation (OVPRI) continues to provide support for grant proposals, award submissions, partnership agreements and all other forms of funding applications and reporting. 
  • For information regarding contingency and continuity planning around SRC activities please check for updates on the OVPRI website and the YSGS website – these sites will be updated as new information becomes available or changes.
  • While some remote experiential learning will continue, increased on- and off-campus in-person experiential learning opportunities including, but not limited to internships, co-op, placements, are currently being planned for in keeping with local public health guidelines. 
  • At this time, off-campus in-person EL opportunities will be limited to those in Canada and all opportunities will be at the discretion of the faculty leadership.
  • Zone Learning will have increased flexibility to host on-campus activities this fall and will continue to adapt and deliver both online and in-person programs. 
  • In keeping with existing public health guidelines, Zone Learning is planning to increase in-person activities including re-opening of co-working spaces to students and zone members, access to fabrication, technical and science labs as well as offering hybrid in-person and online workshops, hackathons and speaker events.